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Philomena's Bar & Cafe

40 Great Queen Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA, England
+44 20 7242 5560
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (20 reviews)
“mixed grill” (3 reviews)
“tapas” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
40 Great Queen Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in docklands but consider this my local. Brilliant and friendly service, and always a good crowd. Great even if there’s sport on you don’t want to watch - always a place to escape it. Got an Irish rugby shirt after popping in when...More

Thank MacRS4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in mid afternoon for a pint of Guinness and were pleased to find a really nice bar with super friendly staff. Decided to eat so I had Tapas and my husband had an Irish mixed grill. Both were served in good time, beautifully cooked...More

Thank Elaine_Ch
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to watch the Rangers game which was kicking off at 4:55pm before going to a NFL event. Called around different bars to ask if they had Premier Sports and could show the game, I was told yes. When I arrived...More

Thank Shigamm
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Good cosy friendly welcoming atmosphere, good beer, good food, friendly prompt efficient customer service at the bar and at the table, especially from the French barmaids, good to be able to practise my French

Thank metalred
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately one of the bar staff took exception to Northern Ireland fans watching Russia v Croatia. Have been in for multiple games but apparently not allowed to celebrate. Annoyed wouldn't be in it. Ruined the world cup for us. Supposed to be q friendly bar....More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Little sports pub with about a dozen televisions scattered around. It’s not a large space, so on nice days much of the drinking spills out on to Great Queen Street.

Thank Robogator0
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Great place, close to Grand Lodge, has character, drinks are London priced & expensive. Had a pint of real ale here - cost £4.95 per pint, one can get 2 pints for the same price in Lancashire

Thank BrianB321
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This pub has such a great feel, excellent Guinness and perfect for sports lovers. When we arrived they were sorting out a space for a lovely indian couple to watch the cricket, a TV screen for a group of young Irish girls to watch the...More

Thank TR27
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Nipped in this afternoon for late lunch as we were killing time waiting for the train home, lovely friendly staff, food was very tasty, piping hot and extremely good value for money (didn't need a second mortgage to have lunch!) Ham and Eggs, Chicken Ciabatta,...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Every time I have been here the place is full of Irish accents. If you are looking for somewhere to watch Irish sport on TV, this is the place to come. The Guinness is good and the food is good too. Large portions. Usually packed...More

Thank Nicknicklambert
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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10 April 2017|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
Covent Garden is close by
9 February 2017|
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Response from FostersKent | Reviewed this property |
Possibly but can't guarantee it
30 October 2016|
Response from Deb N | Reviewed this property |
hi. I'm sorry I don't actually live in london I just go to the bar if any sport is on when I am there. I'm sure if you rang them they'd be able to help you. kind regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Great Queen Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 5560
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